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When back to school means back to screens

For more and more Aussie kids, this year’s back-to-school backpack will include a school-mandated device - and more and more of their classroom time will be spent on a screen. How concerned should we be?

 
Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | back to school | anxiety | stress | mindfulness
Top tips for managing back-to-school stress - mindfully

“Mindfulness” may not be the first word that springs to mind when you think “back to school.” But a mindful approach could be your best bet for minimising stress.

 
Parental Controls | Screen time | online gaming | back to school | BYOD
Is BYOD breaking your back-to-school budget?

“Schools tell families what digital devices to buy for the start of term, and parents scrimp, save, borrow and beg to buy them,” observes consumer affairs commentator Rob Stock on New Zealand news site stuff.co.nz.

 
Parental Controls | Cyber Safety | parenting | smartphones | schools | digital parenting | back to school | online pornography
To ban, or not to ban? That is the question.

The national conversation around cyberbullying gathered intensity this week with calls for a total ban on smartphones in schools making front-page headlines across Australia.

 
Parental Controls | Cyber Safety | Social Media | parenting | digital parenting | back to school | online pornography
What did you do at school today, darling?

12-year-old Jacob plays trumpet and water polo and still loves to watch cartoons on a Saturday morning. He also messages girls on his sneaky Snapchat account during maths class, and searches for porn at recess - using the BYO device his ...

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